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A Strategic Guide to Characterization and Understanding Handling Dusts and Powders Safely
Risk assessment for the safe handling of dusts and powders can be far more challenging than that of flammable liquids and gases. This is generally because the relationship between the operating process Basis of Safety and the physical properties data for safe handling of dusts and powders are not always fully understood. Historically, there is also a greater awareness amongst operating staff of the risk of fire and explosion from flammable liquids and gases.The aim of this guide is to provide a foundation to the evaluation of flammable powders and dusts across all industries, with the objective of helping operating companies minimize fire and explosion risk.